Wave Soldering Machine Operator

Soldering Machine Operator

Electronic Machine Operator

Wave Solder Operator

Minimum 10th/12th pass

Certified training for Wave Soldering Machine Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q5303 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Wave Soldering Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating the wave soldering machine to solder the assembled components on Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

Setting up and maintaining the wave soldering machine

Soldering the different lots of assembled PCBs as per prescribed quality standards

Well-versed with basic electronics and component identification, e.g.through hole, surface mount, resistor, capacitor, transistors, diodes, LEDs, relays, active, passive, IC, etc.

Knowledge of wave soldering machine functioning

Proficient in loading, setting and operating the machine

Well-versed with common soldering defect and causes

Knowledge of colour codes and polarity of components

Adept with manual soldering and rework of SMT components

Knowledge of circuit diagrams

Well-versed with electro-static discharge (ESD) precautions

Knowledge of Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits

Well-versed with (IPC) standards for printed circuit boards

Well-versed with safety procedures to be followed on site

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Team player

Analytical thinking

Problem solving ability


Ability to work for long hours in standing position


Hardworking and persistent

Time management skills

It needs one to be on their toes

May need tohandle a team of helper

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include long hours of standing, dealing with hot components and solder, manual soldering, etc.

Occupational hazards include discomfort in the legs and thigh muscles, circulatory problem, burn injury, fatigue, etc.

For freshers - INR7,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2yearsofexperience-INR 9,000 to INR11,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Future Trends for Electronics and IT Hardware Sector in India

The Indian Electronics and IT Hardware sector has 6 key segments, namely Consumer Electronics, Industrial Electronics, IT Hardware, Telecommunication Equipment, Electronic Components, and Strategic Electronics. Consumer Electronics and Telecom Equipment are the largest segments with about 27% share each in total production.

The consumption of electronics in India is expected to reach US $400 billion by 2020. The steady increase in the Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Home Appliances will drive the consumption and production of Electronics and IT Hardware in India, with major contributors being Computers, Consumer Electronics, and Telecom. It is expected that Indian Electronic and IT hardware sector will grow at a CAGR of about 17% till 2022.

The market of consumer electronics is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10 to 12 percent in future. Consumer electronic comprises of products like television, audio and video system, set top box, washing machine, air conditioners, etc. Television segment is the largest contributor to the growth of consumer electronics segment. While flat TV accounts for 55% of the domestic TV production, hi-end products like LCD TV, plasma TV, etc. are gaining popularity in India.

Telecommunication Equipment and IT Hardware are the fast growing segments with CAGR of 21% and 29% respectively. These segments have witnessed high growth rates due to the advent of IT and growth in the Indian Telecom Industry. Looking at a huge potential in Indian Electronics and IT Hardware sector, large number of foreign companies have started investing in India, resulting in high growth and employment generation in this sector.

The human resource directly employed in the industry is estimated to increasing from the current level of 0.9 million to over 4 million by 2022. This would translate to an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million to 3.2 million in the entire industry and about 1.4 million in manufacturing function by 2022. Thus, with the growth in electronic and IT hardware manufacturing in India, demand for Wave Soldering Machine Operator is bound to increase.

Electronic and IT products manufacturers and plants across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

All ITIs across India

STQC - Department of Electronics & Information Technology

IPC India

Sri Ramakrishna Advanced Training Institute